There’s going to be a Halo 6. Microsoft’s star shooter might not be a powerhouse it once was, yet diversion studio 343 Industries is still entirely focused on Halo, and Halo 5 is now scarcely 3 years old. 343 has already talked about formulation a subsequent Halo game, so it’s positively in development. The series’ authorization executive has even tweeted as such. But it hasn’t been strictly denounced with a lecture of a trailer and a press release, withdrawal us with bits of information about what a subsequent Halo will demeanour like, and when it’s arriving.
So here’s what we know so far—and what we know about Halo 6 entrance to PC.
What is Halo 6’s recover date?
So far, we can customarily guess. It’s probable Microsoft could lift a warn and announce Halo 6 during E3 2018, for a late-2018 release. But that’s unlikely. If we demeanour behind over Halo’s history, each new diversion has been announced during slightest a year brazen of release, customarily with a large trailer during E3. The Halo games also consistently come out in a fall, customarily Sep or November.
If Microsoft continues to follow that pattern, a many expected Halo 6 recover date is around Nov 2019.
Will Halo 6 be on PC?
When we spoke to Xbox trainer Phil Spencer in 2016, he pronounced Microsoft skeleton to move a initial celebration games to PC and Xbox going forward. So far, that’s hold adult with all of Microsoft’s Xbox exclusives, like Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, and Sea of Thieves.
Still wish a smoking gun? Halo authorization executive Frank O’Connor has also talked plainly about building for PC: “Xbox One, frankly, is a aim height for a things we’re operative on next, yet carrying a additional energy that we have with PCs and additional infrastructure and with [Xbox One X], we can usually make that diversion knowledge sing with a energy that’s during a disposal.”
Will Master Chief be a star of Halo 6?
Again, yes. Halo 5’s new patrol of Spartans, who faced off opposite Master Chief in a facepalm-worthy bit of treacherous storytelling before eventually apropos buddies, weren’t generally good perceived by fans who wanted to spend some-more time personification as a Chief.
In an talk with GamesTM in 2017, O’Connor said: “We took some digs for storytelling in Halo 5, yet they were positively merited. We unequivocally most realised that people wanted Master Chief’s story of Halo 5. We unequivocally marketed it in a approach that we hoped was going to move surprise, yet for some fans and positively fans of Master Chief, it was a outrageous beating since they wanted some-more Chief. They desired Blue Team, they favourite Osiris, yet they wanted Chief. And that has been a large learning. Chief we tend to consider of as kind of a vessel for your journey rather than indispensably this vital impression in a universe. He’s unequivocally usually your entrance into a universe. But people have turn trustworthy to him over a final 15 years and they’ve started to arrange of fill in a gaps that a impression deliberately has for gameplay reasons with a genuine romantic attachment. We positively underestimated that with Halo 5…
Doubling down on a Master Chief story and a volume of concentration on him was substantially a easiest training from Halo 5. That was a unequivocally elementary thing to catch and embrace.”
Other characters like a Arbiter and Master Chief’s Spartan squaddies will roughly positively return, yet it seems trustworthy Master Chief will be a customarily controllable impression in Halo 6, or during slightest be a uncontested star of a show.
What else do we know about Halo 6?
The finish of Halo 5 clearly sets adult a prevalent Cortana as a knave of this subsequent game, and years ago 343 talked about Halo 4 as a start of a new “Reclaimer trilogy” that will presumably cover Halo 6. The story of Halo Wars 2 will also have some impact on a events of Halo 6, yet it’s different if there will be any genuine impression crossover between a two. Halo 5’s mythological finale also gives divided that another Halo ring designation will come into play, subsequent time around.
What about Halo 5’s modes, like Warzone, and features, like a Spartan transformation abilities? We won’t have those answers until we see Halo 6, yet it’s tough to suppose 343 bark behind all it’s combined to Halo to lapse to a slower gait of a comparison games. But that doesn’t meant we’ll never see a classical Halo knowledge on PC. Microsoft has unequivocally been profitable courtesy to a recognition of Halo Online mod ElDewrito, and even Xbox trainer Phil Spencer highlighted this quote from a Halo blog update: “As we demeanour ahead, we’re unequivocally vehement about a prospects of an central classical Halo knowledge origination a approach to PC and we wish to be means to partner with a ElDewrito group and broader mod and calm origination community.”
Master Chief Collection on PC? It could happen.